A preschooler in Griffin, Ga., shocked educators after showing up to school with a loaded gun in his backpack on Tuesday. The weapon’s presence was reported by another young student and subsequently discovered by a Jordan Hill Elementary School teacher
Officials acted promptly after the educator delivered the bag to the principal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Both the police and the child’s parents were notified. The incident unfolded at the end of the school day.
Principal Anthony Aikens also used the Griffin-Spalding County School District’s call alert system to let all of the district’s parents know what had unfolded. On Wed., they will receive a letter that also details the incident.
While the student was disciplined, other pupils were reportedly not in any immediate danger. Still, the school has taken the incident seriously, with Aikens reminding parents to ensure that their children follow the district’s rules and regulations.
In Georgia, that's what they mean by taking it seriously - they remind parents.
This pathetic nonchalance is a big problem. Gun owners who allow children this young to have access to guns should be severely dealt with.